Friday, August 6, 2010


It's late as I write this and I've been busy downloading two weeks worth of photos from my camera. I've signed up for a course with my local camera shop tomorrow morning so I can learn how to use all the bells and whistles on my new camera. When I started blogging, I had no idea how much it would turn me on to photography and how frustrating my point and shoot camera would become.  So when I received an unexpected windfall, I bought myself this Nikon. I've had it for several months and I still don't know how to view pictures on the camera itself or how to work the HD video mode. I guess if I read the manual I might figure it out but, hey, it's summer and I've been busy.

So while I was charging up the battery, (because how embarrassing would it be if I ran out of power halfway through the morning?) I looked over the photos on my laptop and I decided I really do need this course. I wasn't very happy with many of the shots and if I accidentally deleted them during the class it would be no great loss. Then I came across this one, SOOC by the way, and perhaps, just maybe, there is hope for me yet. 
Then again, it could just be the subject matter. Having a model who tugs on your heart strings could be all the inspiration I need.

 ~Good night friends~


Deb said...

A gorgeous photo!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I love my Nikon d60. good luck with the photo class!

ain't for city gals said...

Whaaaa...I want that camera!! And the smartest thing to do is take the classes and learn how to use it...I know I would have to ...I think I have like the original digital point and shoot and I hang on to it because I know how to use it...time for me to move on also...(I need a

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Andrea! I have a Nikon D40 that I've had for about 4 years...I still don't know how to use anything but the auto mode! I hate reading instructions but I REALLY want to learn to use the manual. Maybe you can teach us how to do that once you learn??!! LOL! Anyway that is a GREAT photo...and that's a wonderful camera. Enjoy! Have a great weekend...Maura :)

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

Andrea, Oh how I wish I could take that course with you! I've had my new camera since the spring, but I'm very limited in it's use. I even bought a book to teach me, but like you said, life's busy and have I gotten past chapter 2? Nope.
Have fun learning!

Rural Rambler said...

Oh yeah Andrea that is a wonderful capture. I love my Nikon D60 but it likes to boss me around! And I also have to say that I am having a small love affair with my 35mm lens. I can't make myself twist it off. I would like to be heading to your camera class too. Hope you give us an update :)

Elle Bee said...

That photo is exquisite. The coolness of the background colors contrast with the warmth of your boy. I love his expression--I see love, trust and a little bit of reflection in that expression. Simply lovely.

from my front porch... said...

Oooh, I am so jealous! No, I am not the jealous type...But, darn you lucky girl!!!!

I bet the class was great! And now that is all that is on your mind; taking pics!

Boy twin is such a looker :) But, then so is his Mom!

xo, misha

p.s. i will email you on monday when my life slows down Ha!